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Backyard Cottage in Central Austin

Backyard Cottage in Central Austin

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

The space

Nestled in the very back of our backyard amid the cacti and bamboo, this sun-filled 1 bdrm, 1 bath cottage comfortably fits two. Enjoy spitting-distance access to UT, downtown Austin, I-35 and the MetroRail, as well as the restaurants, coffee shops, food trailers and parks of the eclectic Eastside Cherrywood neighborhood. Or just laze about on our hammock.

It's accessible through our driveway or a gate on the other side of our yard, giving you complete privacy to you come and go as you like. The queen-sized Murphy bed folds up to give even more space. Other features include a lots of window space with blinds, a large desk/table, 24/7 WIFI access, and a mini-fridge, microwave and coffeemaker. And of course, AC (as well as heat for the one week of the year it's cold here).

We're located in the tree-lined French Place section of Austin's eclectic Cherrywood neighborhood, near campus and very central. Downtown is only a few minutes away by car, bus or train. You'll have an easy two-block walk to assorted coffee shops, groceries, liquor stores, taco joints and food trailers, as well as a fair share of well-reviewed restaurants. You can hop-skip to the bus or drive in under five minutes to the nearest MetroRail station (a must during SXSW or ACL, when parking downtown is impossible).

We'll work with you on check in-and-out times. Our two large cats will work with you on any feline needs. (Though they're not allowed in the space, so if you're allergic, don't worry.)

Parking is a breeze on the street with no restrictions or permits required.

City of Austin Permit # (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) OL

Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

580 Reviews

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Flor User Profile
August 2017
Very homey

Erin User Profile
August 2017
Steve's place is clean, comfortable and located in a great spot. Him and his son were super helpful and welcoming. We enjoyed our stay.

Hannah User Profile
February 2018
Steve’s backyard apartment was so lovely! I used to go to school at UT so I know Austin pretty well— Steve’s food recommendations are on point and the Cherrywood area is awesome. Definitely stay with Steve: he replied quickly, gave me great information, an easy check in and check…

Katie User Profile
February 2018
Great place! Steve is fantastic!

Michael User Profile
February 2018
Great place and I highly recommend it. Communication was clear, quick and easy. The place was clean, had great amenities and easy to locate. Thanks again.

Sara User Profile
February 2018
Steve’s place was awesome! I will definitely stay again on my next trip to Austin!

Katie User Profile
February 2018
5 stars all around. Nice host who left rice Krispy treats for us. How kind! Dog friendly place :) Thank you Steve!

Austin, Texas, United StatesJoined in March 2013
Steve User Profile
He's a writer, she's a graphic designer, their two boys are chronically barefoot.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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